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  • How To Check if Trailer Surge Brakes Are Working Properly On Tandem Axle Boat Trailer
  • Checking the brakes can be done in two ways. The easiest way is to raise one side of the trailer and spin the wheels while someone applies the surge brakes at the coupler. The better way would be to remove each of the wheels and brake drums and activate the brakes while making sure the wheel cylinders and brake assemblies are functioning properly. After this the first thing I would do is bleed the brakes using the trailers surge coupler to force the fluid from the brake lines and make...
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  • Demco Base Plate Kit Recommendation for 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL with Steel Bumper Kit and Winch
  • The Steel Bumper Group/Package of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler JL Rubicon has the removable end caps to convert to a stubby along with being winch ready. The Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519339 is compatible with this and would work well. Demco has several excellent tow bar options that you can use: Commander # DM9511010 is rated for 6,000 pounds and is a non-binding tow bar which makes hookup and disconnect easy even on uneven terrain. Excali-Bar II # DM9511009 is rated for 10,500...
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  • Recommended Sliding 5th Wheel Hitch For Short Bed Truck With Rails Installed
  • The rails in your 2005 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 foot bed are standard rails compatible with most hitches. Because you have a short bed, you will need a sliding hitch. There are a few options for you, but I'll give you a recommendation for an auto-slide and a manual sliding hitch. The reason you will need a sliding hitch is because the clearance between your truck and trailer is limited due to the short box, so you want to make sure you have the ability to turn in tight spaces without having...
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  • Where Can VIN Be Found On Travel Trailer
  • The trailer A-Frame tongue is the first place to check. Look for a ID plate affixed to the frame near the coupler. If the ID plate isn't evident there, check the front storage compartment and look over any exposed frame members in that area. On some travel trailers, The ID plate is actually inside the trailer, inside a storage cabinet.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Hitch for 2018 Ford F-250 with 6-3/4 Foot Bed
  • Yes, the 2018 Ford F250 will work fine for the 5th wheel you mentioned. I recommend going with the factory rail kit to give you a clean bed when you are not towing. I also recommend the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Ford Super Duty Prep Package - 18K # DM8550024 which will automatically slide to give you turning clearance for your short bed truck. This particular hitch it designed specifically for your truck. If you prefer a manual slider option,...
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  • Comparing Demco 5th Wheel Auto Slide Hitches 21K DM8550038 and 18K DM8550024
  • Demco 5th wheel hitches # DM8550038 and # DM8550024 are both confirmed fits for your 2015 Ford F-350 with the factory installed 5th wheel kit. Both are drop-in installations and both hitches include the automatic slider feature and a generous 14-inches of front-to-back travel for excellent turning clearance. The Demco hitches do include cushioning in the form of polyurethane dampeners that work to reduce noise and shocks from road surfaces. Construction of the Demco hitches is quite...
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  • What Height/Angle Should a Tow Bar be At When Flat Towing
  • Basically you want the tow bar to set as level as possible when flat towing. You have 3 inches up and down that is considered safe. Check out the picture I attached that shows what I mean. I also attached a help article that covers how to pick out the correct high-low adapter to allow the tow bar to sit level.
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  • Pullrite Superglide or Demco Hijacker Comparison
  • The advantage the Pullrite Superglide would have over the Reese hitch # RP30083 is that you would never have to get out of your truck to activate the slider. We don't sell Pullrite hitches, but that would be a huge selling point for me to pick it over the Titan. However, I do have an additional option for you to consider that we DO offer that does automatically slide like the Pullrite. I really like the Demco Hijack part # DM8550034. This hitch would work similarly to the Pullrite,...
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  • Demco Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch for Ram 2500 with Factory 5th Wheel Prep Package Removal from Bed
  • The Demco Hijacker AutoSlide part # DM8550034 is a great hitch for your 2017 Ram 2500 short bed with the factory rail kit. It does require the adapter part # DM6099 to be used like you referenced. The hitch as a total is pretty heavy at 273 lbs but it can be taken apart to make it easier. The head assembly of the hitch is held on with one large pin. The other option is a hitch mounted crane. The MaxxTow crane part # MT70238 could take it out as one assembly.
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  • Adapter Recommendation for 2017 GMC/Chevy Factory Fifth Wheel Rail Kit for Reese Hitch
  • There finally is a picture frame style adapter that fits your 2017 GMC Sierra 3500's factory rail kit. For that you would want the part # DM6194 which fits your truck and provides industry standard rails for the R16 Titan Hitch part # RP30867 to fit.
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  • Installation of UMS Demco 18K Auto Slide Base Rails on a 2015 GMC 2500 Sierra Diesel Crew Cab
  • I took a look at the directions and they are straight forward and provide clear diagrams. According to them there may be the need to trim the heat shield on some models but they provide another excellent diagram showing exactly where to trim if this is needed for your truck. I have linked a few images for you to check out. They also recommend lifting the trucks rear end for better access to install base rails. The manufacturer does offer two methods of install based on your situation. Estimated...
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  • Recommended Flat Towing Setup for a 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
  • For your 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited I recommend starting with the Demco Tabless Base Plate Kit # DM9519291. Then you can use the Demco Commander Tow Bar - Motorhome Mount - 2" Hitch - 6,000 lbs # DM9511010 which has the included safety chains as well as the integrated adjustable head for proper fit. For your tow bar wiring I recommend the Roadmaster Diode 7-Wire to 6-Wire Flexo-Coil Wiring Kit # RM-15267 as well as the charge line kit # RM-156-25. This kit will allow you to...
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  • Height Added by Use of Demco DM6099 Rail Adapter for Ram OEM 5th Wheel
  • According to my contact at Demco, their 5th Wheel Rail Adapter # DM6099 for the Ram OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package will add only 1-3/4-inches of additional height to the hitch set-up, as compared to standard above-bed base rails. This additional height is about 1/2-inch more than typical above-bed base rails. If your reference point is the top of the puck openings in the bed then from there up to the top of the rail surface the distance according to my contact is approximately the 1-3/4-inches....
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  • Recommendation on a Lightweight 5th Wheel Hitch That is Compatible With a Sidewinder Pin Box
  • I have a solution for you. The Demco Recon 5th Wheel Hitch, # DM8550043, is a lightweight above the bed mounted hitch that is rated a 21K. The total weight of this hitch is 100 lbs. The Demco Recon will mount to the bed of your 2017 Ram 3500 using standard bedrails, like the Demco Universal Bed Rails, # DM6071. If your Ram has the OEM 5th Wheel Towing Pre Package, you can us the Reese 5th Wheel Adapter, # RP30154, to mount the Demco Recon to your vehicle. The Reese adapter will sit...
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  • Weight of Demco Hijacker Premier Series 5th Wheel Hitches
  • I have the shipping weight of each Demco Hijacker Premier Seires fifth wheel hitch. The actual weight will be a little less because of the shipping materials so subtract few pounds. 16k fixed hitch, # DM6076P-16K is 122 pounds 21k fixed hitch, # DM6076P-21K is 140 pounds 16k sliding hitch, # DM6076P-UL-16K is 186 pounds 21k sliding hitch, # DM6076P-UL-21K is 210 pounds
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  • Will the Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Head Replace an Older Model Hijacker Head
  • I went out to our warehouse and measured the pin and mount width on the Replacement Saddle Bracket for the Demco Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch, # DM6023. This pin measured 1 inch in diameter and the inside bracket measurement where the head will slide into measured 7-5/8 inches. The Demco Replacement Hijacker 5th Wheel Hitch Head, # DM6076, will fit your current hitch saddle if it has the same measurements. I have attached a photo of the Hijacker saddle that displays the measurements.
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  • Compatibility of Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch and Adapter for 2017 Nissan Titan XD Pucks
  • For your 2017 Nissan Titan XD with OEM pucks, we have confirmed the fit of the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch w/ Slider - Single Jaw - Above Bed - 18,000 lbs # DM8550034 when using the adapter # DM6200 for compatibility with your OEM pucks. Your spec sheet didn't come through for the RV, but I can tell you that Demco is the only company that has the puck adapter confirmed to fit your truck from any of our manufacturers. It is very likely the salesmen simply isn't familiar...
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  • Comparing Demco Hijacker and Pullrite Superglide Fifth Wheel Hitch for 2017 Ram 2500
  • The things that the 18K Demco Hijacker # DM8550034 and the 18K SuperGlide have in common are that they both offer 14" of travel, they are both automatic sliding 5th wheel hitches, have 2-point pivoting hitch heads, are compatible with industry standard base rails, and they are both rated to tow up to an 18K trailer. Both 5th wheel hitches come with a 5-year limited warranty as well. Although they both have the single-jaw system to lock the king pin into place, the SuperGlide hugs it...
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  • Weight and Height of Demco 18K Hijacker # DM8550024
  • The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch # DM8550024 referenced in your question, which is confirmed to fit your 2015 Ford F-350 with the factory rail kit, has a total weight of 289 pounds. The hitch head can be removed, which has a weight of 65 pounds. You will need two people to remove or install the hitch or you can use the MaxxTow Hydraulic Pickup Truck Crane # MT70238 to assist with this. The Demco Hijacker has 3 possible hitch height settings, which are measured from truck...
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  • Does Demco Hijacker Capture Plates Need Adjusting Each Time You Couple or Uncouple the Trailer?
  • On the Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider # DM8550024, you do not need to set the capture plates each time you couple or uncouple your trailer. Demco recommends that the capture plates be set about 1/16 inch from your pin box on either side at initial adjustment and that will set the plates so that each time you couple and uncouple, the capture plates will align your pin box for proper function. They will not actually get torqued to pinch the sides of your pin box.
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  • Best Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Ford F-250 Short Bed with Rail Kit
  • The hitch I would recommend for your 2017 Ford F-250 short bed with the factory rail kit is the Demco Auto Slider part # DM8550038. This hitch has a 21k capacity, but what really makes it nice is that it attaches directly to your rail kit and automatically slides as you make tight turns instead of forcing you to get out of your truck every time you need to slide the hitch. It's not super lightweight but can easily be broken down into smaller sections to make removing it easier. I attached...
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  • What Parts Are Needed To Tow A 2003 Jeep Liberty Behind a Motor Home
  • To flat tow a vehicle, you need a tow bar, base plates that mount to the vehicle and provide an attachment point for the tow bar, safety cables, a lighting solution and a supplemental braking system. The base plates I recommend for your 2003 Jeep Liberty are the Demco, part # DM9518126. This kit has hidden reinforcements that provide a clean, unobtrusive look when the Jeep is not being towed. This kit will work on Jeeps with or without a brush guard. The Demco Commander tow bar,...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel For 2010 Ford F-250 Super Duty Towing a 39 Foot 5th Wheel Trailer
  • I can help you decide which 5th wheel is better for your 2010 Ford F-250 with a 6-3/4 bed. The Demco # DM6076P-UL-21K and the Reese # RP30084 are very comparable in weight capacity and height adjustments. If it were me I would go with the Demco # DM6076P-UL-21K, because of its slightly higher capacity and the quieter ride, due to the additional dampeners. You will want to determine the total loaded weight of your 39 foot trailer and make sure it doesn't exceed the weight of the hitch...
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  • Is the Demco Base Rail Adapter # DM6140 Adjustable Vertically for Truck Bed Liners
  • The shaft portion of the Demco 5th Wheel Base Rails Adapter # DM6140 that you referenced is vertically adjustable so that you can match the height of the bed perfectly. This is helpful when the truck has a bed liner and the bed floor is slightly raised because of it. I attached a picture that shows how the adjustment is made.
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  • Recommendation for Installation of a Brake Mounting Flange on a Trailer Spindle and Axle
  • Welding a mounting flange, possible item # 4-35, is a very precise installation. The flanges need to be installed square and concentric to the hub and drum assembly and each other. If the flange is installed incorrectly rapid brake lining wear, improper braking, trailer dog legging, bearing failure, rapid tire wear and, worst of all, weakening of the axle can occur. Usually special jigs are used to install the flange. The jig will keep the flange square and concentric to the axle and...
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  • Adapter for Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch to Fit Factory Puck System on a 2018 Chevy Silverado 3500
  • The Demco 5th Wheel Rail Adapter for Chevy/GMC OEM 5th Wheel Towing Prep Package # DM6194 is what you will want to use if your truck has a short bed. It provides standard base rails in place of the pucks on your 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 enabling you to still use your Reese 16K 5th Wheel Hitch. Keep in mind that you will want a sliding hitch for trailer-to-cab clearance when making sharp turns. If you still wanted to use your 16K Reese Titan head you could simply replace the stationary...
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  • Which 18k Demco Hijacker Autoslide Hitch Fits 2019 Ford F-250 with Rail Kit
  • We actually carry both of those part numbers and they do both fit your 2019 Ford F-250 with the factory rail kit. The part # DM8550024 and the # DM8550022 both fit the Ford rail kit which also is the same as the Reese Elite rail kit. The part # DM8550024 is listed for the Ford kits and the part # DM8550022 is for Reese but in reality they both fit the same rail kits.
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  • Mounting Brackets for Demco Hijacker Fifth Wheel Hitch on 2013 Ford F-150
  • For the Demco Hijacker # DM8550035 I recommend the Demco Base Rails and Custom Installation Kit # DM8552004-71, which is a fit for a 6-1/2' or 8' bed on a 2013 Ford F-150. These rails will allow you to mount your Hijacker and the brackets are a custom-fit for your truck, meaning there is not going to be any type of drilling into your F-150's frame to install them and is going to significantly reduce the amount of time it will take for installation. The other option is the Demco Base...
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  • Does Demco Hijacker Premier Series Ultra Slide Fit into Curt Industry Standard 5th Wheel Rails
  • The Demco Hijacker Premier Series Ultra Slide, part # DM6076P-UL-16K, installs into industry standard fifth wheel base rails. The custom Curt install kit and rails that fit your 2014 Ram 2500 is part # C16427-204 and they are industry standard so the Demco fits just fine.
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  • Parts Needed to Flat Tow a 2016 Nissan Frontier
  • The Commander tow bar # DM9511010 can be used to flat tow your 2016 Nissan Frontier. You would need to install the Demco base plate kit part # DM9518186 that has been confirmed as a fit for it as well. For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that...
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